Frozen Cookies

2 cups melted shortening

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup white sugar

3 eggs

1 teaspoon cinnamon

4 cups flour

1 teaspoon soda

1 teaspoon salt Filberts, almonds or peanuts halved

Sift the dry ingredients and add to the others in the order given. Mold into a long roll and wrap in a clean towel. Let stand in a cold place to become hard. Slice thin and bake brown in a hot oven (390 degrees F.).

The dough may be kept indefinitely in winter weather or in a mechanical refrigerator and may be baked quickly whenever the oven is going.


1/2 cup butter

1 cup brown sugar

2 cups flour Salt

1 egg

1 teaspoon baking powder 4 tablespoons milk 1/2 cup currants or seeded raisins

Cream the butter with the sugar. Add the flour and currants. Beat the egg, add salt and baking powder and stir into a stiff dough. Drop by tea spoonsful on a greased pan an inch apart. Bake the rocks in a moderate oven to a light brown.

Molasses Cookies

1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup brown sugar 2 eggs

1 cup chopped seeded raisins

1 tablespoon molasses 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

2 teaspoons baking powder 2 cups flour

Cream the butter, add sugar gradually. Beat the eggs and add with the molasses and raisins. Sift all the dry ingredients to-gether and mix all thoroughly. Roll the dough which is quite stiff, one-quarter inch thick and cut with a cookie cutter. Bake in a moderate oven for fifteen minutes.

Soft Molasses Cookies

3/4 cup butter 1 cup sugar

1 egg

3/4 cup hot water

1 cup molasses

4 cups flour

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ginger

1 teaspoon soda

1 teaspoon salt

Cream the butter, add the sugar and the egg well beaten. Then the molasses and hot water and mix the sifted dry in-gredients. Spoon onto a warmed greased pan and bake eight to ten minutes in a moderate oven. By using less hot water, a stiff dough may be made, rolled out and cut with a cutter.

Blackberry Roll

1 pint flour

1 tablespoon butter

2 teaspoons baking powder A small pinch of salt

Add milk enough to make the dough the thickness of biscuit dough. Roll about one-half inch thick and powder with flour and sugar mixed, half and half.

Drain from one pint to one quart of cooked blackberries, sweeten to taste and place on dough with bits of butter specked over berries. Roll quickly (to keep dough from splitting) and place in a deep pan into which a half pint of cold water has been placed. Dust top with two parts of flour to one part of sugar, place in hot oven and bake about thirty minutes.

Date Bars

1 cup sugar 1 cup dates 1 cup flour 1/4 cup butter

1 cup walnut meats

1 teaspoon baking powder

2 eggs

Cream butter and sugar. Beat eggs until light and add to butter and sugar. Beat hard. Sift flour and baking powder. Take half of flour and roll dates, also walnut meats, then add to butter and sugar mixture. Add remainder of flour. Mix well. Bake in square tin 20 minutes. When done cut in oblong pieces and roll in powdered sugar. This recipe makes about 24 bars.